Early Fall Issues Your HVAC System Might Encounter

While you may be ready to enjoy the cooler weather and all the fall festivities, your home may not be properly prepared. When you test your heating system, be aware of any strain, noises, or odd smells. Some odor at the very first start is normal; however, if it doesn’t dissipate quickly, you might want to have A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning check it out. Read on to learn about some more specific early fall issues your HVAC system might encounter.

Clogs and Blockages

If you haven’t used your heating system in a while, clogs and blockages can form. This can be anything from leaves to overgrown shrubbery. Cleaning up around the unit’s internal and external components can help to prevent this problem at each change of season. Remember, leaves begin to fall in autumn, and this could be bad news for your outdoor unit.

Dirty Air Filters

Dirty air filters can cause a similar “clogging” problem by circulating dirty air and straining the system. This can lead to increases in utility bills and cause health problems in allergy sufferers, asthmatics, children, and seniors. Changing the air filter within the recommended manufacturer time frame is the best practice.

Malfunctioning Thermostat

It’s going to get pretty cold soon, so your heating should be able to get to its desired temperature within a reasonable amount of time. This means your thermostat needs to register an accurate temperature. If issues persist, it’s time to give A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning a call for maintenance or service.

A Fall Tune-Up

If you really want your HVAC system to be ready for autumn, hire a professional to do a maintenance check. A tune-up could extend the lifetime of your unit and prevent small issues from turning into major problems. Whether you need installation, maintenance, or repairs, A-1 Heating and Air Conditioning can help. We’re a leading Lennox dealer, and we offer many comfort solutions for your home. We also offer services related to solar, water heaters, air quality products, duct cleaning, and more. Call us today to schedule service in Meridian or McCall.